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Neurofibromatosis Type 2 referrals

Type 2 neurofibromatosis is a single gene disorder, inherited in an autosomal manner. About 50 percent of patients have an affected parent and 50 percent of patients have a new mutation. Facilities are available for genetic counselling, pre-symptomatic testing of individuals with a 50 percent chance of inheriting the disease.

The Oxford University Hospitals and four other centres have been awarded NCG funding for an advisory service for Neurofibromatosis Type II (NF2). Oxford offers a twice-monthly multidisciplinary clinic consisting of:

  • genetic review
  • neurology
  • neurosurgery
  • audiology
  • ophthalmology.

NF2 patients have been coming to Oxford for review for many years and see consultants who are very experienced with NF2 patients.

Dorothy Halliday and Allyson Parry jointly lead the NF2 service in the South West region. Dr Halliday and Dr Parry are proud of all the hard work that has gone into building the NF2 Team in Oxford and in the South-West network (Plymouth, Southampton and Bristol). We are delighted to have been provided with the resources to set up a dedicated NF2 service in the South West region and feel privileged to be working with this group of patients.

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National set-up

There are four NCG funded NF2 national centres: Oxford, Cambridge, London and Manchester. Oxford is the coordinator for the South West region which includes Bristol, Plymouth and Southampton.

Oxford NF2 Clinic referrals

Please address referrals to:

  • Dr Dorothy Halliday
    Level 3 West Wing
    John Radcliffe Hospital
    Oxford, OX3 9DU

Bristol NF2 Clinic referrals

Please address referrals to:

  • Mr Richard Nelson
    Room 9, Gate 18
    Brunel
    Southmead BS10 5N

Plymouth NF2 Clinic referrals

Please address referrals to:

  • Professor Oliver Hannemann
    Level 4, Derriford Hospital
    PL6 8DH

Southampton NF2 Clinic referrals

Please address referrals to:

  • Prof Diane Eccles,
    c/o Wessex Clinical Genetics Service
    Mailpoint 627
    Princess Anne Hospital
    Coxford Road
    Southampton SO16 5YA

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Diagnosis and management advice

These depend on a combined approach incorporating:

  • clinical assessment
  • specialist audiological assessment
  • neuro-radiological imaging.

Our diagnostic service is consultant-led by specialists with experience in NF2 and has a large active case load.

Please forward all referrals to:

  • Dr A Parry or Dr D Halliday
    NF2 Service
    Neuroscience Offices, Level 3
    West Wing, John Radcliffe Hospital
    Headley Way
    Oxford OX3 9DU
    UK
  • Email: NF2.oxford @nhs.net

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NF2 care in Oxford

In Oxford we have a full-time NF2 nurse who can support patients, their families and carers as well as other healthcare professionals. The nurse can provide advice and support, and can visit patients both within the hospital and at home. The nurse can liaise with the other members of the NF2 team to ensure care and support is organised to suit individual needs.

There is a dedicated NF2 team in place which includes neurology and genetic doctors, a genetic counsellor, ENT and neurosurgeons, a radiographer, hearing therapist and eye doctors.

The NF2 Nurse Practitioners for Oxford are:

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Sudden hearing loss

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